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BECKLEY

APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER

Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

Intake Form

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.  

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Meet the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Get excited for the spring semester with some exciting upcoming events! 


Attend the 2nd annual Demo Day April 25, 2019! Students, faculty, and staff will converge to present their ideas, innovations, and inventions for an opportunity to win funding to further their work. (Morgantown campus)

Featured News

The beckley launchlab hosted a pitch competition.

Getting a real feel for business

Young entrepreneurs from WVU Tech and Concord University were given the chance to pitch their very own business ideas late last week at WVU Tech’s second Pitch Competition. 

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The beckley LaunchLab hosts the idea pitch competition.

WVU LaunchLab in Beckley to host 'Idea Pitch Competition'

The WVU LaunchLab – Beckley is hosting an Idea Pitch Competition Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Innovation Building in Room 101, where three students from Concord University and three from WVU Tech have been selected to conduct a four-minute pitch of a product or service to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5,000 in prize money to help them further develop their idea.

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These are the winners of the I heart idea hub pitch challenge.

WVU LaunchLab Network hosts third annual March Idea Challenge

The West Virginia University's LaunchLab Network hosted the third annual March Idea Challenge Wednesday (March 27), lauding Statler College students James Carnes, Kyle Gillis and Alan Brockman for pitching their company, ICONIC EDU, as the winning team after four contested rounds of competition. 

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WVU LaunchLab at Beckley hosts the idea pitch competition.

LaunchLab client competes in innovation competition at Marshall University

Sam Bearinger represented WVU in the WV Innovation and Business Model Competition (WVIBMC) last week held on the campus of Marshall University.  Bearinger and his company, Bear UAS, a drone service company, competed against nine other teams from four other universities across the state.  He was awarded $500 for further development of his concept.

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Innovation building

LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:

Innovation Building  |   WVU Tech

109 Innovation Center 
Beckley, WV 
304-929-1343 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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